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of the killer in newtown, connecticut, on friday. and the other person who's really been out there in front with very specific suggestions and demands for action is michael bloomberg. scott pelley, host of cbs news last night interviewed michael bloomberg and he dared ask him the question so, you're mayor of new york, why do you care about this stuff? >> why is the murder rate around the country? i'm an american. what's your question? >> why is this mike bloomberg's crusade? >> i live in america! and i'm a human being. i don't know what your religion teaches you. mine teaches you to take care of each other. in america read the constitution. we're all equal and we're all americans. >> bill: bloomberg says basicically, get out of here asking me a question like that. he points out, you know, he has been very critical of president obama saying look, it is up to the president to lead on this with a specific proposal so that he will put forward and fight for. he promised to do that in tucson. >> the president spoke out on
invested money in gun manufacturers and this is now the time in the wake of the newtown, connecticut, tragedy to pull that money from gun manufacturers. nobody has more out spoken on this than the public advocate for the city of new york bill deblasio joins us on the news line this morning. bill g to have you with us. >> caller: thank you, bill. >> bill: >> bill: let me ask you: have you taken a look at new york city pension plans and any direct connection with gun manufacturers? >> absolutely, bill. i think you see this in any public pension fund in the country. we had 18 million in investments, in guns and ammunition industries. and i have to tell you the response has been amazing. i said a few days ago, that i am going to initiate a divestment action for all new york city pension funds. we have 115 billion in assets. so we are a big player in the pension world. i am going to be reaching out to pension funds all over the country and ask them to do the same. this is one of these moments in history. you have been powerful on this point. you k
confirmed but it would have been too long and too ugly a battle. derrick from ellington, connecticut, what do you think? >> listen. i am so disappointed in president obama. you know what is so disheart disheartening? she was one of the biggest supporters and barack obama has no fight in him. he has you don'tno spine. he should have fought the good fight. >> i agree with that. maybe he figures it's better to fight for some resolution and the tact cuts than for susan rice. >> i think it will gol in a cliff, for half a million dollars. i have no confidence in this guy. leon panet at that. >> yeah. listen, i would love to see her as secretary of defense, and i doubt we are going to see that. i think what's more likely is first of all, i think we will see john kerry as secretary of state. he would be great. he would be great. and i think what susan rice may become the national security advisor once tom donalin steps down. i certainly hope president obama has another great big plum great big fat job in mind for susan rice. did he do the right thing? our conver
funding for new jersey and new york particularly. i think connecticut maybe too. for the damage for hurricane sandy. he's doing that at the request of the governors there and republicans in congress are now saying do they really need that much money? was there really that much damage to hurricane sandy? haven't they been watching tv? >> they've been dodging the question about whether they should offset the cost of it. i think when -- i think boehner has so much on his plate right now. that he's going to let this through. he just doesn't want to say it. but you know, obviously this is another thing that conservatives are pushing for. so it's a tough spot. especially because i had forgotten about cantor and that damage when he said back then. he kind of retreated subsequently because he got flak for it. >> bill: here's what i would like to see. i would like to see whoever these members of congress are republicans in congress that are questioning the amount of storm damage in new jersey, i would like to see them s
connecticut. >> good morning, bill. i am calling to say, please keep feeling guilty. >> why? >> because this adorable company does things to make sure that they don't pay taxes in the u.s. there is a thing called -- this was in "the new york times." it's double-dutch sandwich which reduces taxes by routing profits through irish subsidarbs like they are in i think arizona, even when they do things in california they manage to ship a part somewhere else. so they are one of the worst, even worse than wal-mart in terms of what they might have contributed to to. i take it that $24,000,000,000. >> they are avoiding in taxes . >> one little tiny thing, they have had the opportunity over the courses of the years to do things in a much safer way when they manufacture in china and all over the place. >> no. there have been stories about the working conditions in china which is another reason i am glad these jobs are coming here. ruth ruth, you make a good point. i feel good about apple but we also have to change the tax laws so that to reward companies like apple that d
the parents of connecticut. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: oh my god! >> stephanie: you know, it really is incredible that they -- every single one of them on the right have accused the left of politicizing the tragedy by talking about the actual issues involved. meanwhile they are blaming -- not this time really? you are going to blame abortion and gays? oh yes you are. >> computer says yes. >> stephanie: ronald brownsteen writes no fun. it was a pointless exercise. monica crowley tweeted so boner can't even deliver the gop caucus maybe he has behaved as a b willing to raise taxes and stuff. it was a teeny tiny tax increase on millionaires and billionaires. they have a sad. >> they are not going to have a good christmas. >> stephanie: no. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: let's go to amy in illinois. hi, amy welcome. >> caller: hi. i enjoy your show so much. thank you. i think in general society doesn't place a lot of importance on a sense of humor. humor helps calm down a touchy situation. i think school should teach humor as a class. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: because
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